HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: May 2018 ANIMATION FEEDBACK Film Festival

BEST ANIMATION: THE BUS TRIP

BEST EXPERIMENTAL: SAM THE HAM

 

BEST MUSIC: HANDS

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterSAM THE HAM, 1min., USA, Animation/Comedy festival posterWHEN COMES THE RAIN, 2min., USA, Animation/Comedy
festival posterTHE BUS TRIP, 13min., Sweden, Animation festival posterMARY & MARSHA IN THE MANOR OF MADNESS, 3min., USA, Animation
festival posterHANDS, 6min., UK, Experimental/Dance

The theme of the May 2018 Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival was “Dreams and Reality”. Every single film was about a world that wasn’t totally real. No film was grounded in reality.

This was our 6th straight month showcasing the best of short films from around the world on the 1st Thursday at the LA LIVE Regal Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles. The experiment of doing these festivals here has worked. Slowly we are building a solid crowd of regulars to go with the new people entering our festival world month by month.

I am still trying to master the understanding of the LA audience. This city is the center of storytelling and filmmaking, so generally our audience is going to be a part of that industry. People move to Los Angeles to work in the movies and television. So it’s different than our Toronto festival where we have mostly film fans than film people in the audience. With that you’re going to get a new type of moderation.

The MVP of the festival is our former volunteer and now resident editor Kimberly Villarruel. She travels the longest to get to the festival and has to handle the LA highway grind. She’s always positive and the audience loves her (she’s in the video handing the mic to the audience). She’s doesn’t need to work the festival anymore because she has a job with us editing the screenplay festival readings. But each month though she ventures to help out willing to do anything to make the festival better. This type of personality will serve her well and I’m certain there is a bright future ahead of her.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL Thursday – June 28th, 2018. 7pm.

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2018.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier. Showcasing a festival twice a month in Toronto in 2018!

Tickets for 2018 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE.

If you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us attickets@wildsound.ca and we’ll reserve seats for you.

You can pick up the tickets on the day of the event at the cinema. Tickets are first come, first serve. This festival has sold out 76 out of its last 78 events!

You will be able to buy alcohol (beer, wine, liquor), popcorn, candy, and refreshments before the show.

Here is the full program of films. Festival starts at 7pm sharp!

MORFRUSIS, 10min, Columbia, Animation/Fantasy
Directed by Santiago Castano

A delirious fable about Rena, an enslaved ordinary frog who becomes a liberator. Where once existed a lush and paradisiac forest, now agonizes a desolate landscape of enslaved frogs forced by other stronger, armed frogs to operate a huge industrial, tree swallowing mill. How could our tiny protagonist ever defeat this evil regime and its gluttonous, narcissist leader? Hint: magic fruits are involved…someday, somehow, somewhere…

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STAR RUNNER, 2min., USA, Animation/Experimental
Directed by Ran Sheng

From the Stone Age to the Information Age, from fire to steel, from the Stonehenge to the International Space Station, what is the motive power behind us? This experimental film illustrates what drove us went through the long road of human history, and the evolution of civilization and technology. It also encourages people to think about the future of our civilization – where are we heading?

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TWICE UPON A TIME, 14min., Serbia, Animation/Fantasy 
Directed by Vojin Vasovic

Twice Upon a Time, there was a king with split personality whose one half wants to become a poet and the other a fearless warrior. They share their conscience, but have opposing wishes and desperately want to get rid of each other.

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OH MY…., 4min,., USA, Animation/Music Video 
Directed by Tim Ballard

Music Video for the song “Oh My’ by Bodhi’s Wish. A post-apocalyptic dream journey and promise of rebirth through imagination.

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OH! UGANDA, 5min., Uganda, Animation/Documentary
Directed by Luciana Ceccatto Farah

A short stop-motion animated history of Uganda’s presidential succession, based entirely on hearsay – yet supported by archival photography.

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January 2018 ANIMATION Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Animation Story to the Festival Today: https://feedbackanimationfestival.com

 


festival posterTHE WAVES, 4min., UK, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterOUR WONDERFUL NATURE, 3min., Germany, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay of RICK & MORTY TV Show
January 2018 Reading
by Daniel Richardson
ACTORANIMATION Best Scene Screenplay – PHANTASMAGORIA 2020
January 2018 Reading
by Itzhak Begerano
ACTORANIMATION Best Scene Screenplay – THE 3 ROCKET RACERS
January 2018 Reading
by Philip Dumas

 

 

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

ANIMATION Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2017.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier and Amanda Lomonaco. Showcasing a festival twice a month in 2017!

Tickets for 2017 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve.


If you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us at tickets@wildsound.ca and we’ll reserve seats for you.

You can pick up the tickets on the day of the event at the cinema. Tickets are first come, first serve. This festival has sold out 58 out of its last 60 events!

You will be able to buy alcohol (beer, wine, liquor), popcorn, candy, and refreshments before the show.

Here is the full program of films. Festival starts at 7pm sharp!

 

CONDITIONER, 5min., USA, Animation/Experimental
Directed by Shane Beam

An audition for a conditioner commercial becomes an otherworldly psychogenic experience.

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THE BLUE BUTTERFLY, 5min., China, Animation 
Directed by Mei Li

To collect butterflies from the memory of his marriage, an old man travels around the world, then he relives the moment with his wife while capturing the butterflies.

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CHRYSALIS, 7min., Singapore, Animation 
Directed by Ina Conradi

Based on an old legend about the butterfly’s struggles the film is the symbolic metaphor of rebirth after death and fascination with the human innate drive to survive.

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BARRY THE BLOBFISH, 2min., USA, Animation
Directed by Marleia A. Alfaro

Barry is a fat ugly fish that can’t swim and lives at the bottom of the ocean. He longs to live on a beautiful coral reef at the top of a tall, tall cliff.

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PINK BUBBLES, 3min., Taiwan, Animation 
Directed by Pei Yao 

Pink Bubbles is a short 3D animation about a lonely whale looking for a companionship. Diving underwater, this whale has been ignored by other whales because their calls are on different frequencies. As he is a fighter, he never gives up on finding someone who can understand him. His longing leads him to a tragic end.

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ONCE AND DONE, 3min, USA, Animation/Documentary
Directed by Jacob Pettit

This is the true story of Jeff as told by Jeff, who faces the repercussions of his choices, and learns from his mistakes.

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PURRS AND ‘OL MAN BLUES, 2min., Canada, Animation
Directed by Susan Shulman

Cool alley cat meets old blues musician and they tour together

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GLORIOUS VICTORY, 2min., USA, Animation 
Directed by Will Kim

Glorious Victory is an animated short film about two beetles fighting over a fig fruit which leads both of the beetles to complete disaster. Will Kim uses watercolor to tell a story of ambition, greed, and selfishness with an original soundtrack composed and performed by Tatenori Hamasaka.

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The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm on Thursday December 28, 2017

Get to know the short film: BARRY THE BLOBFISH, 2min., USA, Animation

Playing at the ANIMATION/EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

Barry is a fat ugly fish that can’t swim and lives at the bottom of the ocean. He longs to live on a beautiful coral reef at the top of a tall, tall cliff.

Project Links
  • Marleia A Alfaro
    Director
  • Eduardo Lechuga
    Producer
  • Paolo Trelles
    Key Cast

Playing at the ANIMATION/EXPERIMENTAL Film Festival – Thursday December 28, 2017

August 2017 ANIMATION Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Animation Story to the Festival Today: https://feedbackanimationfestival.com

 

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – WEBBED
August 2017 Reading
by Robert Drusetta

ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – RICK & MORTY
August 2017 Reading
by Daniel Richardson
festival posterDISNEY CARTOON CAMERA, 23min, USA, Documentary
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

 

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Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox